ABC News Story: Landmark trial turns apartment food scraps into fertiliser in bid to curb staggering food waste

Friday, February 17, 2023

Luisa and Rob barely have enough room in their inner-city Melbourne apartment for their family of four, let alone for the food waste they generate every day.

Keeping food scraps to a minimum is a daily struggle while feeding their two young girls, four-year-old Emily and two-year-old Isabel.

"We try to minimise food waste as much as possible but with young kids, a lot just goes uneaten and chucked out," Luisa said.

"When you make some toast, anywhere from 100 per cent to 10 per cent goes uneaten for kids. And crust is constantly a losing battle."

Without room in their small apartment for a compost bin, Luisa estimated several kilograms of food waste was going to landfill every week.

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Friday, February 17, 2023


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